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Welcome to Country Garden Seeds! Flower Seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife? Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your garden wildlife will love too. Here are some beautiful and easy plants for you to grow.
In October you can sow a batch of Hardy Annuals such as Sweet Peas which will grow to form sturdy young plants before winter sets in. Perennials and Wildflowers can also be sown now.

Dahlia Bishop's Children

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Dahlia 'Bishop's Children' Seeds

With dramatic dark foliage and luscious velvety single flowers in shades of red, pink, yellow and orange Dahlia Bishop's Children is quite a show stopper. Butterflies and bees love these Dahlias which grow up to 90cm/3 feet tall and will need staking or netting to support their tall stems.

Dahlias are often planted as tubers and that’s brilliant when you need a particular colour or shape for your garden or flower arrangements. If you love Dahlias and just want a good mixture of colours then growing from seed is a good option and you can save their tubers for next year. Once you discover how easy it is to grow Dahlias from seed you’ll wonder why you didn’t try it before!

Genus Dahlia
Variety Bishop's Children
Plant Type Treat as Half Hardy Annual (Actually Tender Perennial)
Height & Spread 90cm/3 feet tall x 45cm/ 18 inches wide
Sow Seeds Sow indoors in modules in spring. Pot on after 3-4 weeks. Grow on until the young plants have a well developed rootball.
Thin/Plant Out Plant out when the soil has warmed up in May allowing 45cm/18 inches between plants.
Conditions Required Dahlias are from South America and like fertile well drained soil, plenty of water and lots of sunshine. Feed each week to encourage flower production and watch out for slugs… they love Dahlias!
Flower Production Dahlias will flower all summer and well into autumn (July –November) as long as you keep picking the flowers and removing dead heads to prevent your plants setting seed.
Picking Pick flowers when the blooms are almost fully open and remove the lower leaves. Re-cut their hollow stems under water to remove any airlocks.
Planting Combinations Dahlias grow well with Cosmos, Rudbeckia and Zinnias and other long flowering Half Hardy Annuals

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